Accidents Caused By Texting While Driving: Why It Is Becoming More Of A Problem Than Ever
It takes just seconds of looking away or responding to a quick message for an accident to occur. Within a split second, your vehicle can spin out of control and collide with another object. This has become all too common in West Virginia and across the country. Too many people think they can get away with texting and driving. Unfortunately, serious injuries and even deaths have resulted because of this illegal action.
Protecting Our Clients After A Serious Texting-Related Crash
Preventing distracted driving accidents is a priority for us at Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC. We believe in protecting our clients and helping to do our part in what is becoming an epidemic.
Our lawyers handle all types of distracted driving accidents, including:
- Accidents caused by texting while driving
- Crashes involving iPod or iPad use
- Collisions caused by distractions from GPS or related devices
- Accidents caused by putting on makeup, eating or reading while driving
Our team uses state-of-the-art technology to gather and present evidence at trial. We continue to maintain a proven track record in personal injury law and have the skills to take on even the most complicated injury cases.
Texting And Driving: It Is Illegal
Recent laws in West Virginia now make it illegal to hold a portable device against your ear while driving. This essentially makes West Virginia a “hands-free” state, meaning that the only devices that can be used are Bluetooth or other nonhand-held devices. This is a safety precaution that is meant to prevent distracted driving accidents and minimize serious injuries caused by these accidents.
At Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, our injury attorneys have been advocating for motor vehicle accident victims for decades. We are well-known in the Charleston area for our legal abilities and respected by our legal adversaries and judges alike.